Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-10 05:57
Our boy Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again! This time he interviews Paris Hilton on his blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-07-08 18:10
Tina Forde, Business Editor for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California, takes a look at a local dance studio which combines modern life interests with the SCA through dance and the martial arts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-07 21:36
Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) has announced the recent publication of his first novel. Harald is a cross "between a fantasy without magic and a historical novel with invented history and geography."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-06 09:41
Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa is requesting help with a research project to gather information on how SCA members and historic re-enactors use libraries.
Submitted by ianuk on Sun, 2006-07-02 08:13
The Barony of Tir Ysgithr, located in the modern vicinity of Tucson, Arizona (USA), announces that its new web site is online.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-06-29 15:20
Under the direction and Patronage of Michael and Seonaid, King and Queen of Atlantia, the New Regalia Committee is seeking bids for the design and construction of new crowns.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-06-26 19:50
A Caidan pelican (the kind with feathers, not the kind wearing a medallion) was injured on Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County, California on Thursday as a car struck her. Though the driver was sober, wildlife officials say that the pelican was "probably intoxicated."
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 15:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-15 14:50
Baroness Katheryn Hebenstreit, Chronicler for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that an SCA fighter from Nordmark (Sweden) has had his armor stolen during a burglary.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-14 18:53
The looting of Baghdad's National Museum in 2003 inspired the founding of Save Antiquities For Everyone, or SAFE. The organization aims to protect antiquities and preserve the world's cultural heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-12 18:17
Have a hankering to own some period vacation property? Wists Social Shopping provides a list of "fantasy castles" for sale.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 07:37
The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-09 06:14
Pat Newcomb of the Huntsville (Alabama) Times reviews Stone Middle School's "Big Mac," a condensed version of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 10:27
The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 15:20
England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 06:02
Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-05-20 14:07
The owners of the Inner Vagabond, destroyed by fire a few days ago, have posted pictures of their building before and after the catastrophe that struck this Pennsic food merchant.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-18 21:27
The SCA's Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-17 18:15
More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 12:47
Latin is growing ever more popular among German secondary students, outstripping both Italian and Spanish.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-14 01:44
It's official: The world's largest trebuchet is in New Zealand. It's large enough to throw an automobile and is painted in camouflage for secrecy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 19:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-10 18:02
For the really hot stick: Nuclear Grade Duct Tape!
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 18:16
A medieval Tuscan village on the outskirts of Peccioli went on the auction block and was estimated to bring in UK£40m.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 17:32
Swallowfield Manor, a 17th century house with moated 13th century gardens bordering the River Loddon, is for sale.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-05-03 08:18
"On the day that we are all invited to join in a worldwide Hobbitfest, two contrasting views of The Lord of the Rings: is it a masterpiece of imaginative fiction, or a faux medieval dirge?"
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-29 06:53
Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 19:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 13:15
On Saturday April 29, 2006, Skye's Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Barkeyville, Pennsylvania will host a "Wildlife Baby Shower" to raise funds for the care and rehabilitation of "injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 06:47
Police in Middlesbrough, England have recruited heralds to accompany them on rounds to act as town criers. The heralds use their trained voices to warn citizens to lock their doors.